Boston Baroque has announced details of its 2013-14 season, which will open at Boston’s Jordan Hall on November 9 with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the first of five programs during the ensemble’s 40th anniversary. Music Director Martin Pearlman will lead Boston Baroque in its annual December performances of Handel’s Messiah, with vocal soloists Kiery Duffy, Kate Lindsey, Nicholas Phan, and Jesse Blumberg. Also planned are Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Nos. 3 and 4 and Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (“Coffee Cantata,” BWV 211), as well as Charpentier’s Te Deum and a concert rendition of Rameau’s opera La Guirlande. Boston Baroque’s two performances of Monteverdi’s opera Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria to close the season in April will feature Pearlman’s new performance version of the work and semistaging by Mark Streshinsky.
Posted March 21, 2013